Updated: Apr 20
The prestigious Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire will host the ProDreamUSA English Open for the first time. The classic heathland venue will stage the 54-hole event over 3 days, from 23rd to 25th October.
Entries will be open to boys and girls aged 18 years old or younger on 1 January 2023 and the event will qualify for both European Golf Ranking and WAGR points.
Round 1 – Monday 23 October 2023
Round 2 – Tuesday 24 October 2023
Round 3 – Wednesday 25 October 2023
Entry Fee - £90.00
Entries are welcomed from boys and girls who are no more than 18 years of age on 1 January 2023
Handicap limit: Boys 8.4, Girls 12.4
1 CONDITIONS OF PLAY
(a) The competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited with supplementary local rules. It shall comprise 54 holes of stroke play over three days. 18holes shall be played on day 1 and again on day 2 after which a cut will be made, and those qualifying will play the final 18 holes on Day 3. The cut parameters will be determined by the size of field and will be published along with the draw after the closing date.
(b) This is a mixed gender competition open to girls and boys and the player with the lowest gross score over 54 holes will be crowned ProDreamUSA English Open Champion. There will also be further prizes awarded in age and gender categories. A full list of prizes for the event will be issued on conditions of competition after the closing date.
(c) ALL PRIZE WINNERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE PRESENTATION.
(d) The event will be under the charge of the Competition Committee of the ProDreamUSA to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. The committee reserves the right to amend the conditions of the event.
(e) In the event of a tie after 54 holes, the event trophy/title will be decided with a sudden death playoff, over holes to be decided by the Championship committee. In the event of a tie after 54 holes for any of the prize giving positions, vouchers will be shared relative to the finishing position and the number of players tying.
(f) In the event of a competitor having to withdraw after the closing date, the entry fee will not be refunded. If a competitor withdraws before the closing date, they will be entitled to a full refund.
(g) The specimen conditions in the Rules of Golf (Pages 137 & 138) are in effect regarding Conforming Driver Heads and Conforming Golf Balls
(h) No caddies are allowed.
(i) A competitor is not permitted to withdraw at any stage of the event except for emergency reasons or medical circumstances explained to and deemed acceptable by the Championship Committee. A competitor failing to notify the Championship Committee in person of his withdrawal before departing the event venue will be subject to an automatic ban of up to two years from ProDreamUSA events.
(j) ProDreamUSA may arrange publicity before, during or after the event. Each competitor by entering the competition agrees to these terms and assigns to ProDreamUSA and its assignee's and licensees the right to make, use, exhibit and reproduce in any way now known or hereafter devised for commercial and other purposes from time to time and at their discretion, motion pictures, still pictures, live taped or filmed television, sound recordings and any other reproductions of any description of the competitor made during or in connection with the competition without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignee's of the competitor. The competitor also assigns the right to use and reproduce the competitor’s name, voice, likeness and biographical material in any way now known or hereafter devised by ProDreamUSA for the purpose of promoting the company, the competition and any subsequent competitions, without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignee's of the competitor including in circumstances where it may include the logo of a third party or of a sponsor or patron of the competition or any subsequent competition or any other activities undertaken by ProDreamUSA.
To be eligible entrants must
(b) 18 years old or younger on 1 January 2023
(c) Handicap Index: be in possession of a handicap under the current world handicap system not exceeding: 8 strokes for boys and 12 strokes for girls
THE EXACT HANDICAP WHEN ENTRIES CLOSE WILL BE USED FOR ALL PURPOSES
The starting field shall be limited to 110 competitors and will be made up in the following order:
(a) Up to a maximum of 10 players under any criteria can be invited to compete by ProDreamUSA.
(b) All remaining entries up to the maximum of 110 according to exact handicap at time of entry.
(c) If oversubscribed, ProDreamUSA reserve the right to prioritise entries from ProDreamUSA clients, past participants or for any reason whatsoever.
(d) Entries must be made online through GolfBox and the entry fee of £90 paid online. If you are unable to enter online, you should contact Alyssa Henderson by email at: Alyssa@prodreamusa.com
(e) All entries are subject to the approval of the Championship Committee of ProDreamUSA who reserve the right to refuse or accept or, having accepted, subsequently reject any entry and shall not be called upon to give any reason for their action.
(f) Entries close on Monday 9 October 2023 at 17:00 GMT. It will be at the sole discretion of ProDreamUSA whether to accept any late or delayed entries.
(g) The draw will be e-mailed to each competitor by Saturday 14 October 2023
Competitors are required to register at the ProDreamUSA scorer’s table a minimum of 20 minutes before their start time on each day. ProDreamUSA reserve the right to disqualify any player who fails to follow this direction.
a) PARENTS/SUPPORTERS: We actively encourage supporters at our events however parents/supporters are not permitted to caddie for, coach, or offer advice at any point during the round. We would like to recommend that any parents/supporters walk ahead of the group.
b) Scores from the event will be sent to the R&A for WAGR and to Ted Long at European Golf Rankings.
c) Practice rounds can be booked direct with Frilford Heath Golf Club for the special price of £25